Residents of a village in Tharparkar, Pakistan were forced to take matters into their own hands after a rare cheetah began attacking and killing their livestock. The villagers reportedly contacted officials from the wildlife department in an effort to have the predator captured alive, but received no assistance. As a result, the villagers chased and killed the cheetah themselves.
The deputy conservator of the wildlife department, Mir Aijaz Talpur, stated that officials had requested expert animal rescuers to capture the cheetah alive, but the villagers killed the animal before they could arrive.
Talpur also said that legal action would be taken against those involved in the killing. This incident follows a similar one in which a cheetah was killed by residents of another village after it crossed into Pakistan from India.